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Friday, 1 August 2008

Rajasthan farmers meet Haryana innovators

Rajasthan farmers meet Haryana innovators
Sunit Dhawan
Tribune News Service

Rohtak, December 23
It was an assimilation of a novel kind - and quite a unique one. Fifty-odd farmers from the Nauhar area of Rajasthan met a group of progressive farmers of Haryana; and exchanged their views and ideas on the farming practices and techniques prevalent in their respective regions.

The Haryanavi farmers present on the occasion, most of whom were innovators and inventors of useful agricultural techniques, told about these to their Rajasthani counterparts. For instance, a local innovator, Tejvir, explained the functioning of an energy-saving pump developed by him which could lift water using less power.

The farmers from Rajasthan evinced keen interest in the techniques and shared their views and ideas with the Haryanavi farmers. They also told the local farmers about various effective agricultural practices used by them.

The Rajasthan delegation was led by Balbir Singh, deputy director (agriculture), Government of Rajasthan, while the assimilation programme was organised by HAFED, in collaboration with a local NGO, Srishti Gyan Kendra.

Local district manager of HAFED V.K. Sangwan took the visiting farmers on a visit to the cattle feed plant and informed them about different schemes and programmes being run by the Haryana government for the welfare of farmers.

The executive officer of the NGO, Kamaljeet, said the visiting farmers were shown a presentation depicting various path-breaking and efficient innovations made by agriculturists and others all over the country.

The Rajasthan farmers appreciated the painstaking efforts made by the volunteers of the kendra and invited them to their place so that they could get acquainted with the traditional wisdom and inventions as well.

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